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45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
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6700 Alma Rd STE 400
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5 Reasons Why Austin Dentists Are the Top Choice for Your Dental Needs

There’s something special about Austin, Texas, known for its vibrant culture, fantastic music, and delicious food. But did you know that Austin is also home to some of the finest dentists around? 

That’s right; the “Live Music Capital of the World” also boasts top-notch dental care professionals ready to make your smile shine. If you’ve been contemplating which dental office to choose, here are five compelling reasons why an Austin dentist should be your go-to choice. Let's dive in.

1. A Blend of Tradition and Modernity

Austin has always been a city that beautifully marries the charm of yesteryears with the allure of today. Think of the vintage record stores nestled between state-of-the-art tech hubs. 

Similarly, when you walk into an Austin dentist's clinic, you'll feel this harmonious blend. Traditional practices, the kind passed down through generations, are paired with the most cutting-edge technology. 

This means, that while your dentist might employ time-honored techniques that have stood the test of time, they’re also equipped with the latest machines and software to ensure precision and ease. It's like enjoying a classic vinyl record with the convenience of modern sound quality. 

2. Emphasis on Patient Comfort

You know the easy, breezy feeling of an Austin afternoon? Imagine feeling that same comfort in a dental chair. Austin dentists understand that for many, a trip to the dentist can bring a twinge of anxiety. But, in the spirit of Austin’s chilled-out vibe, these dental offices have transformed into oases of calm. 

Soft lighting, soothing music, and perhaps even a gentle fragrance wafting in the air… these are not uncommon in an Austin dental clinic. The staff greets you with warm smiles, maybe even offering you a refreshment from a comfort menu. It's all designed to make you forget you're about to get a dental procedure. 

By the time you're in the chair, you're so relaxed, you might just drift off into a short nap. Now, who thought that could happen at a dentist’s office?

3. Comprehensive Services Under One Roof

Austin is known for its convenience. Want some world-class BBQ followed by a top-tier live music performance? Just stroll down a block, and you've got it all. Similarly, Austin dentists believe in offering a smorgasbord of services all in one place. 

Imagine not having to move between specialists for a cleaning, a filling, or even a cosmetic procedure. It’s like having your favorite restaurants, stores, and entertainment spots all on the same street. Each service is delivered with the same level of expertise and care, ensuring you don’t have to compromise on quality. 

So, whether it's a routine check-up, a root canal, or even teeth whitening for that special event, knowing it’s all available under one roof is not only convenient but also incredibly reassuring.

4. Holistic Approach to Dental Care

Austin's unique charm is in its ability to see the bigger picture. Whether it's the city's dedication to green spaces or its holistic approach to health, Austin believes in complete well-being. 

In line with this philosophy, Austin dentists adopt a more holistic approach to dental care. They don’t just fix a problem; they aim to understand its root cause, ensuring you don’t face similar issues in the future. 

But it doesn’t stop there. They’re also proactive, advising you on the best practices to maintain optimal dental health. They believe that a beautiful smile isn't just about aesthetics but a reflection of your overall health. 

So, by the end of your visit, you’re not just equipped with a brighter smile but a deeper understanding of your dental health and its connection to your well-being.

5. Community-Centric Practices

What's Austin without its close-knit, lively community? The city thrives on community spirit, from its bustling farmers' markets to its vibrant neighborhood festivals. 

Drawing from this community-centric spirit, Austin dentists don't just see you as patients but as an extension of this large, diverse family. Every treatment and every interaction is rooted in genuine care and concern. They remember your stories, your preferences, even your trepidations. 

Over time, visits to the dentist feel less like clinical appointments and more like catching up with a dear friend. This strong sense of community ensures that every patient receives personalized care, making dental visits an experience that many look forward to.

Discover Enamel Dentistry: Austin's Dental Haven

A gem in the heart of Austin, Enamel Dentistry truly captures the essence of what makes an Austin dentist stand out. Picture this: you walk into a space that feels more like a cozy lounge than a clinical setup. A friendly team greets you, reminding you of the warmth Austin is famous for. 

With us, the phrase "make yourself at home" isn't just a saying; it's a practice. Want to unwind with your favorite Netflix show or fancy a refreshment from our exclusive comfort menu? We've got you covered.

But our distinctiveness doesn't stop at creating a relaxed environment. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of dental practices, offering a range of services from general check-ups to specialized treatments. Emergencies can be daunting, but with our dedicated emergency services, you'll find the support and care you need, right when you need it.

One of the highlights of Enamel Dentistry is our empathetic approach to those who feel apprehensive about dental visits. With our varied sedation options, we ensure every patient, regardless of their anxiety levels, feels at ease and comfortable. From quick-acting nitrous sedation to deeper IV sedation, we tailor our approach to suit your unique needs.

Conclusion

Austin has always been a city of surprises, and its dental care sector is no exception. With a perfect blend of traditional values and modern practices, an Austin dentist is truly the ideal choice for all your dental needs. 

If you're looking for the perfect representation of all these values, remember Enamel Dentistry is just an appointment away. Experience the difference and schedule your visit with the best dentists in Austin today.

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Post - OP Instructions: Crowns & Bridges

February 20, 2024

Post – Op Instructions: Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges usually take 2-3 appointments to complete. On the first appointment, the tooth/teeth are prepared, scans are taken, and a temporary crown/bridge is placed on the tooth/teeth. A custom fit temporary restoration will be fabricated to protect your teeth and gum tissue while your permanent crown or bridge is being created at the dental laboratory. The temporary prevents the tooth from shifting or moving, so it is essential that it stay in place for the duration of the time in between appointments.

A temporary, however, is not as durable as a permanent restoration, nor is it sealed completely, so it is important to be very careful chewing on that side, as well as keeping the area clean. Having sensitivity on the tooth/teeth while the temporary is in place is normal and will subside when the permanent restoration is placed, however, If the sensitivity gets increasingly worse or does not begin to subside after several weeks after the permanent restoration is placed, please contact our office.

Home Care

While your temporary is in place it is important to keep your gum tissue as clean and healthy as possible. You may need to alter your oral hygiene habits in the interim as temporary restorations are cemented with a special cement that is designed to come off easily. Continue to thoroughly brush and floss every day.

However, when flossing, take special care to pull the floss out from the side rather than out from the top. Pulling out from the top can cause the temporary to come loose. If your temporary does come off, call us immediately so we can arrange to cement it back into place.

Do not attempt to “glue” the temporary crown back in yourself or “go without it” as the teeth may become sensitive or shift slightly, preventing placement of the permanent crown. You can use a denture adhesive like Fixodent or toothpaste to hold the crown or bridge temporarily until you can get to our office.

Once your permanent crown or bridge is cemented, it is important to remember that these ceramic or zirconia restorations do not decay, but the teeth underneath them do. The most susceptible area for decay is at, or below, the area where the tooth and restoration meet. If this area is not routinely cleaned bacterial plaque will form around the restoration, which oftentimes lead to decay. This is the most common reason for needing to replace permanent crowns and/or bridges. Therefore, it is important that you maintain a diligent daily home care program to clean your teeth and gums.

Fixed dental bridges require additional cleaning under the pontic (missing tooth). Since this “false tooth” is connected to the adjacent teeth a bridge threader is used to thread floss under it to remove plaque. These are available at most pharmacies.

Chewing

Although your temporary restoration should be very comfortable, you will need to alter your chewing habits to ensure the temporary stays in place in the interim in between appointments. 

Avoid chewing hard and sticky foods on the temporary crown such as gum, caramels, taffy, or hard candy. Also, if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. If your bite feels uneven or your teeth do not come together as they did before, please contact us immediately.

After the permanent restoration is placed it is normal to feel slight pressure and sensitivity to hot or cold for a few days up to a few weeks. If, however, after 2-3 days your bite still feels uneven, contact our office. Delaying the necessary adjustments may damage the tooth permanently. If the sensitivity gets increasingly worse or does not begin to subside after several weeks, please contact your local office.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

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Post – Operative Instructions: Fillings

Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. It is very important not to chew on the numb side (to prevent biting tongue, lip, etc.) until the anesthesia wears off.

Children should be observed until the anesthesia has worn off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children chew on the inside of their cheeks, lips and tongue which can cause serious damage.

Your tooth (or teeth) may be sensitive to hot, cold or pressure following the placement of fillings. This is completely normal. The possible symptoms of hot, cold or pressure sensitivity will cease within a few days to a couple of weeks. In very few instances, this sensitivity could last longer than a couple of weeks. As long as your teeth or gums are continuing to feel better (not getting worse), everything is fine, and there is no need for concern. However if you have any concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to your local dentist.

Once the anesthesia has worn off, if you feel as though any of the teeth we have worked on are hitting first when you bite down, please give our office a call immediately. This imbalance with your bite may cause further discomfort and should be adjusted.

The gum tissue can sometimes be irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days. The anesthetic injection site may also feel sore or bruised. If your gums are tender, rinse with warm salt water, dissolving 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water. An analgesic such as Tylenol or Advil will help to decrease discomfort.

Composite (tooth colored) fillings set up right away and can be chewed on as soon as the anesthetic wears off.

Home Care

Although the treatment that was performed is quite durable, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the interface between the tooth and filling. It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately. Daily home care and regulating your intake of sugar-containing foods will increase the longevity of your new restoration. If you have any other questions or concerns, please call your local office.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

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Post – Operative Instructions: Deep Cleaning

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. The purpose of the treatment is to remove bacterial plaque and tartar from around teeth and under the gum line and smooth out rough target areas thereby eliminating the inflammation and infection that is the causative factor in gum disease. The progression of gum disease can be halted by removing inflammation and disrupting bacterial bio-film development with regular maintenance visits and meticulous home care.

After treatment you can expect to notice less redness, less bleeding, and less swelling of your gum tissues. Your teeth may feel smoother, and your mouth will taste and feel better. The following tips will make you more comfortable, help to prevent any possible compilations and ensure the success of the procedure.

Discomfort

You may take an over-the-counter pain reliever for any tenderness or discomfort. Take ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) unless you have medical conditions or allergies.

It is not unusual for the teeth to be more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, and/or sweets. This is normal. This occurs as the gum tissue heals and shrinks in size and should gradually resolve in a few weeks with proper home care. Consistently brushing two to three times daily with sensitivity toothpaste or using fluoride rinses may alleviate this over time. Avoid toothpastes with “whitening” or baking soda, as this will contribute to the problem. If sensitivity continues or is severe, professional application of a desensitizing agent may be required.

Home Care

To help soothe the area, rinse your mouth 2-3 times a day with warm salt water rinses. If CloSYS is prescribed, use as directed.

Resume your home care regimen of brushing twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and daily flossing immediately, but be gentle with the area recently treated. Your gum health must be maintained with proper home care, as instructed, and regular dental visits. You may use a WaterPik if recommended as well.

Refrain from smoking for 24 to 48 hours after scaling and root planing as tobacco will delay healing of the tissues. Smoking cessation is highly recommended.

Diet

After scaling and root planing, avoid chewing in the area until the anesthetic has worn off completely. It is easy to bite or burn your cheek, tongue or lip while numb.

For several days following treatment, a soft diet is recommended. Avoid any hard foods such as tortilla chips, potato chips, popcorn, or seeds.

Bleeding

Minor bleeding that results in a pinkish tinge to your saliva is normal and may occur during the first 48 hours following treatment. You may rinse your mouth with warm salt water. If excessive bleeding should occur, apply light pressure to the area with a moistened gauze or moistened tea bag and call the office immediately for more assistance.

Follow – Up Care

We ask patients to return in 3-4 months following scaling and root planing for an additional periodontal evaluation. At this appointment the healing response of your periodontal tissues will be evaluated as well as the effectiveness of your oral self-care in order to determine if further periodontal treatments are necessary as well as the frequency of your recall interval. This appointment will include re-probing the periodontal tissues as well as a maintenance cleaning.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns